British museum, London, United kingdom, Europe
  • Phone: +44-2073238299
  • Time Required: 04:30 Hrs
  • Timing: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
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    10:00 am - 08:30 pm

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

    10:00 am - 05:30 pm
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    10:00 am - 05:00 pm
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    Address: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom Show on map

About British Museum, London

Address: Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom Show on map
  • Sightseeing

Added 284726 times in trip plans

  • Phone: +44-2073238299
  • Time Required: 04:30 Hrs
  • Timing: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm
    Details
    March
    Open

    Friday

    10:00 am - 08:30 pm

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

    10:00 am - 05:30 pm
    Preferred

    Everyday

    10:00 am - 05:00 pm

The British Museum is one of the highlights of London. The museum is home to various collections of paintings, sculptures, antiquities and many other curiosities. It is said that about seven million collection pieces are present in this museum for display.

Discovering different cultures and having displays about various themes makes it one of the most sought after tourist destinations of the world. The artifacts span a million years and there are a lot of mind boggling facts that will leave you amazed. Another highlight of the British Museum is that it houses the Rosetta Stone as well as many other Egyptian marvels.

The museum is so large, that one day is not enough to explore it completely.

However, if you want to make a quick visit there are a few exhibits that should not be missed:

  • The Rosetta Stone: This ancient stone helped decode many ancient languages giving us a doorway to look into historical civilizations.
  • The Lewis Chessmen: This is a set of elaborately carved ivory chess pieces that will leave you astounded.
  • The Mold Cape: This cape is beaten out of pure gold.
  • The Oxus Treasure: This is a surviving Persian treasure and has many beautiful gold items.

British Museum is one of the tourist attractions in 5 days London travel itinerary and London Itinerary 2 Weeks. You must visit this amazing tourist attraction in London.

Explore the various collections of antiquities and the impressive collection of art pieces on display at the iconic British Museum by getting tickets for British Museum. While the entry fee for British Museum costs nothing, you can buy tickets for British Museum here, as it would give you a thorough experience of the museum complete with information. British Museum ticket prices are a great value for money and it would be a shame to lose out on the British Museum tickets. Make sure you grab it immediately.

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British Museum Information

  • Designated wheelchair and accessible public toilet.
  • There are many restaurants, cafes, shops inside the museum. So, you will not need to find a place refreshment during a tiring day of exploring.
  • You can walk from this museum to the National Gallery so you can plan a full day trip with both these venues in mind.

British Museum Tickets Prices

  • Entrance is free.
  • A donation of £5 is recommended. There are admission charges for special exhibitions and some events - book online now to avoid missing out.

British Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • The Great Court, including the Information Desk, is open daily 09.00–18.00 and until 20.30 on Fridays.
  • For timings of the library, cafe and other facilities, please refer to the official website. 

How To Get To British Museum by Public Transport

  • Tottenham Court Road is the closest tube station.
  • Bus Numbers 1, 7, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98, 242 stop on New Oxford Street.
  • Cycle racks and hires are available.

Restaurants Near British Museum

  • The Museum Tavern
  • Wagamama
  • TAS

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  • Always busy. Can be exhausting if you try to see too much with small children. The covered central courtyard has a mall type atmosphere and acoustic. It also has very expensive sandwiches and impressive architectural surroundings in which to enjoy them - however the white marble and flat light can start to fry your brain. As always, bring a packed lunch to save a fortune if you have kids with you. I think they try to make you eat your own food in a horrible basement room: try to avoid that. Great collection though.

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  • Full of incredible items, nicely arranged to give historical narrative. So much to see it will take you several visits. Then there's the temporary exhibitions, which are consistently excellent. Minor gripe is that they can be too busy and you have to fight your way to the front. The great court is a magnificent space, with good food and shop options. While you have to pay for the big temporary exhibitions, regular entry is free, my kind of value.

  • Excellent museum. Great exhibits. Free of charge. There are many cafe's to eat inside. This is a must see activity during your visit to London. Like any great museum, you can be here anywhere from 2 to 6 hours depending on how much you want to see. Only negative, too many people touching the valuable exhibits even though the signs clearly stated to do not touch. Very disappointed to see that happening.

  • I have been here several time and still have not seen it all. I'm not sure if a month would be enough. So much history right there in front of you. Greek, Assyrian, European, on and on. Just amazing. And free! (but once you've seen it, you'll want to make a small change donation at the door).

  • I can't praise this place highly enough. It's just a gorgeous environment. Aside from the massive wealth of exhibits you've got an amazing mix of new and old architecture. The main space with it's space age roof let's the place bathe in light. It's such a cool place to hang out. I go there alone, with my kids, with friends, with my partner. No matter what the occasion it fills my heart with joy every visit. I'd post a longer review on the exhibits, suffice to say they have the traditional 'not going anywhere' galleries such as the treasures of Egypt, mixed with the themed exhibits you get with the other top museums in the world.

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